A few years ago, my husband and I found ourselves moving into our new on base home during the middle of cool Fall Monday. We unloaded air mattresses and tubs of the Christmas ornaments I wouldn’t trust to the movers. You could almost see the interest ripple down the street as first one neighbor, then a few more, emerged from their homes to watch our progress. They slowly walked over, introducing … [Read more...] about Living On Base for the Working MilSpouse
Living all over the country, going home for the holidays doesn't always make sense for military families. Thanksgiving, in particular, means either a frantic trip to visit family or a relaxing long weekend at home. We've opted to build our own traditions: inviting our Army family over for a low key meal highlighting local specialties. At Fort Knox this year, we'll be celebrating Kentucky's rich … [Read more...] about A Kentucky Thanksgiving + Bourbon Spiced Turkey
There are some traditions that are worth carrying through the duty stations - even if it requires a little drive. For us, picking apples & pumpkins are simply a necessary part of Fall. The seasons make a statement here at Fort Knox in Central Kentucky. The grass is still green and temperatures are in the 80s but the air runs cooler and leaves fall. To give it a push, school starts the … [Read more...] about Apple & Pumpkin Picking at Fort Knox
There is one thing certain in military life, orders will eventually arrive. Those orders come whether we’re ready or not. The movers arrive and our lives are packed up and moved to a new location. We leave behind friends, favorite restaurants, and sometimes, careers we love. For the first 5 years of our marriage, I embraced the change and with each move, I set out to find a new job in the same … [Read more...] about Why Entrepreneurship is Perfect for Military Spouses
I don’t know how or when this happened but it did. I swear yesterday I was the starry eyed new spouse who couldn’t find the chips and bottled water at her first commissary visit (because it had been hidden behind the plastic curtain veiling the “more” store) and woke up today with 2 kids in elementary school and 15 years of deployments, PCS moves, FRG leadership, endless volunteer hours, and the … [Read more...] about Slightly Seasoned: A Mid-Thirties MilSpouse Confession
Choosing to live on or off base is made even tougher when you have no idea what your home may look like! I've pulled together my favorite resources for researching military housing and making the most of it! From the moment I find out a PCS is coming, housing is my top concern. We've lived both on and off post. Sometimes, our housing is confirmed before we arrive and other moves we've … [Read more...] about What does base housing look like?